The 2018 Subaru Impreza is a compact car available in sedan and hatchback bodystyles, slotting below the mid-size Legacy is Subaru’s car lineup. Standard all-wheel-drive sets the Impreza apart from many of its front-wheel-drive only competitors. With its recent redesign Subaru addressed past weaknesses of the Impreza, including fuel efficiency, comfort, and refinement. The popular Subaru Crosstrek is a lifted version of the Impreza hatchback with a few rugged styling details that mimics the look and feel of a compact SUV, but fuel mileage suffers as a result. The 2018 Subaru Impreza is an overall well-rounded, no-frills compact car. Prices for the 2018 Subaru Impreza start at $18,495.
Pros: Standard All-Wheel-Drive, Well-Equipped, Available Advanced Safety Features, Roomy Interior, Fuel Efficient, Ride Quality
Cons: Bland In Base Form, Slow Acceleration, Cabin Noise
Looks Best In: Ice Silver exterior/Ivory interior
Competition: Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Kia Rio, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Mazda 3
Summary: Offering all-wheel-drive with comparable fuel economy to its front-wheel-drive competitors provides the 2018 Subaru Impreza a major advantage. With its roomy interior and host of available advanced safety options, the Impreza is a top pick for the compact car segment. Enthusiast drivers should check out the Subaru WRX, a Volkswagen Golf GTI competitor, which ditches the fuel-efficiency focus for a high-performance engine and a spirited and engaging driving experience.
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